Westminster teen leads police chase that ends in crash

July 02, 1993|By Staff report

A 16-year-old Westminster boy led state police on a high-speed chase early Wednesday that ended when he lost control and struck an embankment while attempting to turn right onto Old Baltimore Road.

Police records indicate the driver was not injured. His passenger, another Westminster 16-year-old boy, received minor injuries but refused treatment.

About 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Tfc. Leonard Lucas saw a 1981 Ford "operating erratically" on Route 32 in Eldersburg.

He signaled the car with siren and lights, but it did not stop.

In a chase that exceeded 100 mph, the vehicles followed Route 32 north, then Route 97 north.

The report said the driver tried three times to ram the police vehicle, but was unsuccessful.

The driver was charged as a juvenile with unauthorized use of a vehicle, assault with intent to murder, common-law assault, driving at 110 mph in a 55-mph zone, reckless driving, negligent driving and driving without a license, said Sgt. Steve Reynolds of the state police yesterday.

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